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The Resource George V : the unexpected king, David Cannadine

George V : the unexpected king, David Cannadine

Label
George V : the unexpected king
Title
George V
Title remainder
the unexpected king
Statement of responsibility
David Cannadine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For a man with such conventional tastes and views, George V had a revolutionary impact. Almost despite himself he marked a decisive break with his flamboyant predecessor Edward VII, inventing the modern monarchy, with its emphasis on frequent public appearances, family values and duty. George V was an effective war-leader and inventor of 'the House of Windsor'. In an era of ever greater media coverage -- frequently filmed and initiating the British Empire Christmas broadcast -- George became for 25 years a universally recognised figure. He was also the only British monarch to take his role as Emperor of India seriously. While his great rivals (Tsar Nicolas and Kaiser Wilhelm) ended their reigns in catastrophe, he plodded on. David Cannadine's sparkling account of his reign could not be more enjoyable, a masterclass in how to write about Monarchy, that central -- if peculiar -- pillar of British life. - Publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cannadine, David
Dewey number
941.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA573
LC item number
.C26 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin monarchs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • George
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
George V : the unexpected king, David Cannadine
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Victorian grandchild, 1865-1901 -- Edwardian heir, 1901-1910 -- King and Emperor in peace and war, 1910-1918 -- Revolution and Counter-Revolution, 1918-1929 -- Depression and jubilation, 1929-1936
Control code
ocn897721577
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
x, 120 pages
Isbn
9780141976891
Lccn
2014481769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)897721577
Label
George V : the unexpected king, David Cannadine
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Victorian grandchild, 1865-1901 -- Edwardian heir, 1901-1910 -- King and Emperor in peace and war, 1910-1918 -- Revolution and Counter-Revolution, 1918-1929 -- Depression and jubilation, 1929-1936
Control code
ocn897721577
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
x, 120 pages
Isbn
9780141976891
Lccn
2014481769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)897721577

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